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Ep. 20: Settler vs. Pioneer – Lessons from a Cannabis Start-Up

Posted on: November 12th, 2020

Despite (relatively minor) audio challenges, this turned out to be a great episode. If you ever moved from big “settler” company to “pioneer” work in a start-up, you know the difference between the two; if you’re considering the move, listen to Leah Bailey who talks thru her experience starting a Cannabis grower and vertically integrated premium brand, from 2 to 150 employees. Leah’s war stories are fascinating; her # 1 lesson at 15:39; my favorite part was getting to sense her attitude and approach, which we talked about at 17:20 as “attitude isn’t part of the thing, it isn’t most of the thing, but it is everything.” At 18:27 Leah says key to success is to build a team… that shares your “damn the torpedoes attitude”